The Ascension is the eighth studio album from singer, songwriter and composer Sufjan Stevens and is the long awaited follow-up to Stevens' Carrie & Lowell. One of the most acclaimed albums of 2015, The New York Times praised Carrie & Lowell as "restrained and meticulous" while Pitchfork declared it "a masterpiece." In the time between Carrie & Lowell and the forthcoming The Ascension, Stevens also released Oscar-nominated music for the Luca Guadagnino film Call Me By Your Name; a collaborative album entitled Planetarium with Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner (The National) and James McAlister; The Decalogue, a solo piano work performed by Timo Andres; and scored several works for ballet: Reflections (Houston Ballet) and Principia (NYCB). The Ascension is musically expansive and sweeping in thematic scope.
Track List: 1.1 Make Me An Offer I Cannot Refuse 1.2 Run Away with Me 1.3 Video Game 1.4 Lamentations 1.5 Tell Me You Love Me 1.6 Die Happy 1.7 Ativan 1.8 Ursa Major 1.9 Landslide 1.10 Gilgamesh 1.11 Death Star 1.12 Goodbye to All That 1.13 Sugar 1.14 The Ascension 1.15 America